Scotland boss Steve Clarke will likely be given a striker headache come March as Callum Paterson starts to hit form for Sheffield Wednesday.
It has been a turbulent season for the Owls, starting the season with a points deduction after breaches of Financial Fair Play. They are now fighting for Championship survival and the Scotland international is appearing a key figure for Sheffield Wednesday.
While a 4-1 defeat was had at the hands of Millwall in a disappointing defeat on Saturday, it was another opportunity for Paterson to shine. He scored to put Sheffield Wednesday ahead, his fifth in eight games.
This run has fired him to the top of the Owls’ goalscoring charts, now their top scorer for the campaign. Currently sat 23rd ahead of a massive match with bottom club Wycombe Wanderers midweek, Paterson will need to keep up his form if Sheffield Wednesday are to avoid League One.
It’s a likely headache for Clarke, who will have no shortage of options as Scotland return to duty for the first time in 2021 during World Cup qualifying action. Lyndon Dykes is the likely starter after his 2020 exploits.
But Kevin Nisbet, Lawrence Shankland, Oliver Burke, Oli McBurnie and Patterson will all be keen on striker spots too. Paterson has 17 caps for Scotland but is yet to score.
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